Chef/restaurateur Alain Allegretti has closed his Chelsea French restaurant Bistro La Promenade. The chef opened the space in September 2011 as the French Riviera-inspired La Promenade Des Anglais, but then he switched the name to Bistro La Promenade last year, and added a menu of "simpler bistro fare." A rep for the chef sends word that Allegretti is now going to focus on Azure, the seafood restaurant that he opened in 2012 at Revel in Atlantic City. A message on the restaurant's website notes: "It has been an amazing two years here in Chelsea, however, we have decided to focus our attention on building our Azure brand."
La Promenade Des Anglais got good reviews from most of the big critics, but the buzz died down after the first few months of business. No word yet on what will take its place.
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